July 16, 2013 > Alameda County Fair wraps up for 2013
Alameda County Fair wraps up for 2013
Submitted By Angel Moore
Renowned horseracing jockey Russell Baze achieved his 12,000th career win at this year's 101st Alameda County Fair, remaining the winning-most jockey in North America. The annual summer fest closed July 7 with an impressive attendance despite seven days of scorching heat, a day of rain, and a week-long BART strike all affecting this year's event, yet the Fair achieved an all-time record-setting opening day attendance of 31,389, up 2.3 percent over last year's 30,692 opening day patrons.
Jerome Hoban, the Fair's new Chief Executive Officer, looks to the future stating, "101 years of proud tradition was evident at the Alameda County Fair this year. It was an honor to be part of the seventeen day celebration that highlighted our communities' accomplishments and heritage. I can't wait to see what the 2014 Fair brings us."
Notable highlights of 2013 Alameda County Fair:
Total Attendance: 391,426
Community Acts: 140
Corn dogs: 100,336
Funnel Cakes: 44,519
Turkey Legs: 8,135
Deep Fried Nutella: 1,670
Crispy Creme Donut Burger: 1,845
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: 2,550
The Alameda County Fair thanks all who attended, entertained, volunteered, worked, and competed; you all make the Alameda County Fair a community tradition and success year after year.